Goel, R. K. (2001) Status of tunnelling and underground construction activities and technologies in India. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 16. pp. 63-75. ISSN 0886-7798

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A considerable amount of tunnelling work has been going on in India for hydroelectric, irrigation, roads and railways projects. Most of these projects are located away from urban areas. The use of tunnelling for urban utilities, such as water supply, sewerage disposal and metro rail has recently begun. A few projects have been completed and some are under construction in metropolises such as Mumbai, Calcutta and Delhi. The present status of tunnelling and its future potential in India is highlighted in the paper with emphasis on tunnelling projects for hydro-power developments, as this sector presently has maximum underground construction activity in India. The tunnelling technologies for planning, design and construction have also been presented in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tunnels; Underground construction; Railways; Hydro-power
Subjects: Blasting
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2011 06:01
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2012 07:34
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/138

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